Modern Canada

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Modern Canada

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Question 1
Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered which revolutionary drug?
A
Warfarin
B
Viagra
C
Penicillin
D
Insulin
Question 2
What is Canada’s official summer sport?
A
Soccer
B
Football
C
Lacrosse
D
Hockey
Question 3
The period of rapid change in Québec in the 1960s was called what?
A
The Québec revolution
B
The French Revolution
C
The quiet revolution
D
The noisy revolution
Question 4
Terry Fox, a British Columbian, tried to run across Canada in the “Marathon of Hope” to raise money for what?
A
Multiple Sclerosis research
B
Parkinson’s disease research
C
Cancer research
D
Heart disease research
Question 5
Who were the last group of Canadians, in 1960, to get the vote?
A
Chinese Canadians
B
Aboriginal Canadians
C
Japanese Canadians
D
Mexican Canadians
Question 6
In 1975, Canada welcomed over 50,000 refugees from which country?
A
Hungary
B
Vietnam
C
Ethiopia
D
South Africa
Question 7
Canadian football teams compete in the Canadian Football League for which trophy?
A
The Red Cup
B
The Grey Cup
C
The Black Cup
D
The White Cup
Question 8
What have Canadians Sidney Altman, Richard Lee Taylor, Michael Smith, Bertram Brockhouse, Gerhardt Hertzberg, and John Polanyi all got in common?
A
They’ve all won Pulitzer prizes
B
They’ve all won Emmys
C
They’ve all won Oscars
D
They’ve all won Nobel prizes
Question 9
Canada’s modern energy industry began with the discovery of oil in 1947 in which province?
A
British Columbia
B
Manitoba
C
Alberta
D
Québec
Question 10
Which war did Canadian troops fight in as part of a United Nations force between 1950 and 1953?
A
Cambodia
B
Vietnam
C
Laos
D
Korea
Question 11
Who developed the Standard Time Zone system?
A
Sir Sanford Fleming
B
Charles Best
C
Alexander Graham Bell
D
Joseph Bombardier
Question 12
Federal government (un)employment insurance was introduced in Canada in which year?
A
1940
B
1950
C
1960
D
1930
Question 13
Which of these was not invented by a Canadian inventor?
A
Electric light bulbs
B
The television
C
The heart pacemaker
D
The telephone
Question 14
Widely regarded as the greatest hockey player of all time, which Canadian team did Wayne Gretzky play for between 1979 and 1988?
A
Ottawa Senators
B
Toronto Maple Leafs
C
Edmonton Oilers
D
Montréal Canadiens
Question 15
Perhaps Canada’s best-known contribution to the visual arts is…?
A
The Group of Six
B
The Group of Seven
C
The Group of Four
D
The Group of Eight
Question 16
Canadian James Naismith invented which sport in 1891?
A
American football
B
Korfball
C
Baseball
D
Basketball
Question 17
When was the Canadian Pension Plan introduced?
A
1947
B
1920
C
1940
D
1965
Question 18
In which year did Donovan Bailey of Canada break the 100m world record and become a double Olympic gold medallist?
A
1992
B
200
C
1988
D
1996
Question 19
Which of these is currently Canada’s largest trade partner?
A
United States
B
China
C
European Union
D
Mexico
Question 20
In which year did Canada pass the threshold that more than 50% of its population had adequate food, shelter, and clothing?
A
1957
B
1951
C
1927
D
1947
Question 21
In what year was an Act passed which guarantees equal access to French and English federal government services?
A
1979
B
1989
C
1969
D
1959
Question 22
What organizations has Canada joined?
A
NATO
B
All of these
C
UN
D
NORAD
Question 23
Canadian company Research in Motion is best known for its invention which communications device?
A
Nokia phone
B
Galaxy phone
C
The BlackBerry
D
The iPhone
Question 24
When was La Francophonie founded?
A
1970
B
1975
C
1947
D
1950
Question 25
How many times have referendums produced a negative result for Québec sovereignty?
A
Never
B
Three times
C
Once
D
Twice
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